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I Want To (Secretly) Quit My Job. Have I Gone Mad?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “If I leave this good job to do something that’s more ME, then I could fail. And If I fail, then what?” Well, …

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2014’s Favorite Episodes + Articles

I spent a lot of time this past year talking to independent entrepreneurs and business builders on my podcast. I also wrote about my experiences with starting a business and leaving the corporate world behind. For the most part, every week last year… I wrote a new blog article. I published a new podcast interview with someone I admire every […]

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The Gift of Frustration

Do you feel unsettled or unnerved about your life or your work? Good! Sometimes our greatest work is influenced by our greatest heartaches. I spent 10 years banging around in the corporate world before I experimented with being an entrepreneur. Then I spent another four years putting my life back together after divorce, digging out from under bad real estate […]

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Another Kind Of Work

There are two kinds of work. The first kind of work is contributing to someone else’s dream or endeavor. At the end of the day you’re building something for someone else. It may not be your favorite thing to do, but you do it. You show up and you agonize through it. Most people do this. There’s another kind of […]

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I have a steady paycheck and good benefits. Why am I so miserable?

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot The truth is that I was pretty miserable in my days of marketing and selling corporate software solutions. Was I successful? Yes and no I suppose. Anyone looking at things from the outside would think that I had it […]

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My First Year Of Being In Business Without A Job

Well, it’s been just over a year since my corporate layoff and making the decision to work for myself full time. The past year has been filled with moments of excitement, apprehension, satisfaction, fear and all the other feelings you might associate with riding on a roller coaster with no seat belt. Sometimes it’s the most amazing feeling in the […]

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What Time Away Taught Me

I have spent much of my adult life struggling to believe that it’s okay to simply relax and do nothing. I grew up believing that my value was directly connected to what I accomplished every day. If I wasn’t producing something tangible, I would quickly begin to feel anxious and unsettled. After a lifetime of taking short vacations, this year […]

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